Monday, January 11, 2010
10 Places You Can't Go
White's Gentleman's Club is at number 6. Founded in 1693 to sell hot chocolate, it became an exclusive gentlemen's club - not of the stripper variety, but of the Eccentric British Variety which involves bizarre betting. 3000pounds on a raindrop race, anyone? Needless to say, if you have that much change in your back pocket, are male, well connected and slightly inbred you too can possibly join the club. Maybe.
Room 39 comes in at number 4 (gosh I feel like Bert Newton on 20-to-1. B-grade celebrity comment, anyone?). All sorts of lovely goings-on apparently occur here, deep in the heart of North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. Money laundering, drug smuggling, counterfeiting...all in a day's work for Kim Jong-il's regime. Charming.
You can view the whole list here, and impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.